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take a live look outside...... (aib)scott/2shot good morning, thanks for joining us. good morning. it is 7:00 in the morning. this is san jose's communication hill. it looks nice and cool but it's going to get hotter. thanks for joining us. i'm scott budman. anthony slaughter is here saying it's going to get hot. >> we have a heat advisory going into effect at noon. some of the hottest weather we've seen all year, especially today and tomorrow. there is the heat advisory for it's entire bay area. we also have a red flag fire warning for the north bay mountains because of heightened fire dawning nger. still cool at half moon bay at 48 but even at the coastline today, we'll see temperatures back into the 80s and 90s. even some triple digit heat for
places like fairfield. walnut creek at 88. l livermore, 98. in the city, they will be even warmer than they were yesterday. up to 88 degrees and we may talk about temperatures into the 90s by tomorrow even in san francisco which would be record heat, so just take it easy if you're going to be outside, especially if you have to work outside for a long period of time. >> i was going to say, that is hot for san francisco. >> yes. meanwhile, we begin this sunday morning with breaking news. in a tragedy from the world of major league baseball, jose fernandez, the 24-year-old star pitch everybody for the miami marlins, confirmed dead this morning after a boating accident. the u.s. coast guard says fernandez is one of three people killed in a boat crash off miami beach this morning. the marlins released a statement saying they are devastated by the loss. they have canceled today's planned baseball game against atlanta. to a developing story in washington state where a tip from the public led to the arrest of a man wanted for shooting five people in a macy's
department store. 20-year-old arcan cetin was taken into custody last night as he walked along a street in the city of oak harbor. police say he was not armed and did not say a word to those arresting him appearing, quote, zombie-like. he's accused of killing a teenage girl, three women, a and man friday night. the terror unfolded at the cascade mall north of seattle. investigators say they are at the very beginning of piecing together a motive. >> i'm not going to rule out anything at this point because we're only 24 hours into what it is, and we've just got him into custody from there. now, i don't want to say that from an alarmist standpoint that we're thinking it's one thing or another. it's just too early to tell. >> we're also learning more about the victims. the 16-year-old girl killed in the shooting survived childhood cancer only to be shot and killed by cetin. we'll continue to update the story. now to the latest on the unrest in charlotte. more protesting overnight and after police released new video
of the controversial shooting. chanting in unison, hundreds of protesters poured into the core of the city for a fourth straight night after the shooting death of keith lamont scott. this is police dashcam video of officers encountering the 43-year-old scott. officers were in the area to serve a search warrant on another person when they say they saw him in possession of marijuana and a gun. the video shows him exiting his car and backing away with hands down. officers say he had a weapon and would not drop it. that's when shots are fired. the images are setting off a firestorm in the scott family. >> we are left with far more questions than we have answers. >> in the spirit of transparency, you're going to get everything that we can deliver. >> charlotte police body cam video shows a storm of officers over scott putting his arms behind his back. the police chief decided to release portions of the video he deemed relevant.
the department also released pictures of marijuana, an ankle holster, and a loaded gun, evidence they say was recovered at the scene. new details about a lengthy, intense center in civic center plaza. a san francisco standoff that ended peacefully. police say it started when a suicidal man called 911 at noon on saturday threatening to hurt himself and police officers he came across. investigators initially thought he was armed with a semiautomatic handgun but later determined it was an airsoft gun. blocks around civic center and u.n. plaza were evacuated as a precaution. police say they used time and distance to de-escalate the situation and negotiators worked to calm the man and get him to surrender. >> if the person uses a weapon and engages on the officer, the officer only has a split second to make that decision. if the officer had that moment to take a step back and wait and figure out what we need to deal with, then we'll use that. >> the man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. this comes as the department is
under scrutiny for use of force and pushing reforms. a warning this morning for uc-berkeley students and staff. the man using an electric wheelchair has been spotted at least twice touching women inappropriately. the uc-berkeley police department says the first incident happened friday evening around 6:00 in the mlk student union. a short time later another witness told police a very similar suspect was touching women around campus but did not give a specific location. the man is described as white with curly brown hair in an electric wheelchair. a terrifying scene near yosemite national park after a van carrying children hit a tree and plunged down an embankment. the fresno bee reports a group of students visiting from china were on the bus. seven children ranging in age from 12 to 15 were injured in that accident along with five adults. first responders rushed the victims to nearby hospitals by helicopter and ambulance. the crash happened just south of
the area called fish camp on state route 41. that's on the southwest edge of the park. while most of the injuries are minor, two people, including the bus driver, are being treated for major injuries. the cause is under investigation. back in the bay area, political icon and activist rose pak was laid to rest yesterday. st. mary's cathedral in fransan francisco was filled with people. she was well known for being the voice of chinatown and when she spoke the powerful listened. politicians and community members talked fondly of pak, including former san francisco mayor willie brown. pak was applauded for a long list of accomplishments such as helping to develop the central subway which will connect chinatown to soupt of market. >> over the years you've seen her touch everything in the community, and whatever she touched, she made it better for the chinese community. >> pak died last sunday at the age of 68 from natural causes. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, colin kaepernick
welcome back. it is 7:09. you're looking live outside at palo alto and what is going to be a very, very hot sunday. so stay school. meanwhile, support for colin kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem continues to spread. an east bay high school football team has joined him as "today in the bay" shows us. he paid a visit to thank them. >> reporter: castlemont football players lay on their backs with their arms up during the national anthem at friday night's game while nearby colin kaepernick takes to his knee. organizer and senior player jadan starks says it's the team's way of supporting kaepernick and his continued
protest of social inequality and police brutality. >> it's basically showing our vulnerability. >> reporter: head coach edward washington supports his team's actions. >> black men and brown men have been getting assassinated, unarmed, hands on the ground, and with he had to protebs and stand against this, man, because it's not right. >> reporter: washington says this all started when the team knelt during the national anthem last week, then tweeted a picture of it. kaepernick retweeted the picture and it went viral sparking a conversation between the two. >> he had reached out through a fraternity brother and a mutual friend, and he was like, you know, i want to come over and talk to the kids. >> reporter: and that's exactly what kaepernick did. >> everything you do matters. look out for one another. lift each other up. that's what this is about. >> you should have seen their face. they were like -- i was like, man, we just walked in and the kids were like -- >> reporter: coach brian parker says this is just the beginning
of a movement among the young players and those who continue to inspire them. >> we want to keep a dialogue going. >> reporter: laura mall pert, nbc bay area. >> the football team from mission high school in san francisco is also supporting kaepernick's ongoing protests. most players say they will take a knee during the national anthem throughout the season. this began two games ago when one player dropped to a knee during the anthem and many of his teammates followed suit. the coach and the school's principal say they are supporting the team. coming up, three rpresident in attendance for a milestone. a new museum dedicated to african-american history. and we have a heat advisory that goes into effect today. also a red flag fire warning and wouldn't you know, we have a spare the air alert. we'll talk about that in your forecast for your sunday coming up right after this. (adlib)
7::13. the camera is looking out over san francisco on your sunday morning. a big win for animal activists. yesterday governor jerry brown signing the right to rescue. it grants people immunity from criminal liability if they damage a car trying to rescue an animal trapped inside. the law requires people to call police first. the law goes into effect next year. high schoolers in california will soon need to complete cpr training to graduate. the governor signed a law that requires schools to implement the training. they are the 35th state to require cpr training of high schoolers. a historic moment as thousands gathered for the opening of the new smithsonian museum of african-american history and culture. president obama, the first lady, and a 99-year-old daughter of
slaves rang a historic chump bell during the two-hour opening ceremony in washington, d.c. it was a star-studded event outside the museum. the president was the last to speak during the ceremony saying american history and african-american history are indivisible. >> it binds us together. it reaffirms that all of us are american. >> former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton were also on hand. the museum holds more than 3,000 artifacts of african-american history from slavery and reconstruction to civil rights and sports history. let's check in with anthony slaughter back with a look at the hot weekend forecast. >> we're talking temperatures later on this afternoon near 100 degrees for our inland valleys. so it's going to be hot so take it easy this morning as you get prepared to head out the door. grab the extra bottle of water, maybe the spf and, of course, if you are going to be outside at any point in the day this afternoon, at least for a long period of time, you definitely
want to make sure you take breaks because we're talking dangerous heats. 61 in san francisco. 56 in the tri-valley. look how hot it's going to be even in san francisco today. up to 88 degrees. so definitely take it easy out there. across the tri-valley is where some of the hottest weather will be. 98 there. even the peninsula 92 today and 97 for the south bay. we have a heat advisory that goes into effect around noon today that will go into effect once again for tomorrow and we also had red flag fire warnings go into effect overnight. they will remain in effect across the north bay mountains at least until 3:00 in afternoon. we have heightened fired danger. we have all this hot weather across the bay because we have the storm track that's completely shot off. if you look at satellite and radar, clear skies across the west coast. storm track lifting up in canada and dives farther south into the midwest. for us high pressure means sinking air and compressing air which really allows for the lower parts of the atmosphere to
become stagnant and that's why we have a spare the air alert that has been in effect, goes into effect today and will remain in effect for the next 24 hours. you will notice unhealthy air quality across the south bay today and the east bay. that's where it will be the worst. as i mentioned, high pressure the culprit because of sinking air. you get the clockwise rotation around it. so we've got offshore winds this weekend and that's why we're going to warm up so quickly even at the coastline where we're expecting 80s and some 90s for places near santa cruz and capito capitola. the heat will back off as high pressure slides off to the south and west. so temperatures will be not as bad as the last few days. today and tomorrow will be the hottest days we've seen in quite some time. 98 for walnut creek. 98 for napa. a slew of 90s from l.a. to san diego. tomorrow triple digit heat for the tri-valley, close to 100 for the north bay. look at the coast.
santa barbara, close to 90. l.a. in the triple digits for tomorrow. tuesday, a as i mentioned, the heat backs off a little bit. now, again, today's highs definitely hotter than it was yesterday. that's why we have that heat advisory that goes into effect around noon. 95 for you in san jose. 97 today in gilroy. and 89 if you're headed to the beach in santa cruz. here is a look at your seven-day forecast. tomorrow a little hotter and then we begin a gradual decline. look at next weekend. 78 by saturday as we welcome in october. even in san francisco, scott, we're going to see temperatures fall back into the 60s by next weekend. if you're trying to squeeze in the last few beach days because you know they're numbered around this time of year, today is the day to do it. >> thank you very much, anthony. there is more to come on "today in the bay." coming up -- >> i will never forget that feeling of somebody doing something so nice in the face of
welcome back. it's 7:21. an incredible story of one woman's generosity zstemming frm the worst day of her life. it's a reminder that small acts of kindness can reap big rewards. "today in the bay's" garvin thomas has this morning's "bay area proud." >> reporter: janet frazier says she remembers every detail from the day her two daughters were involved in a horrible car wreck. so much of it, as you'll hear, was bad, but there was something good that happened, something janet feels needed to be shared with others. jar net frazier is not a magician. she's actually a marketing coordinator at chevron. still janet is a woman with a few tricks up her sleeve, like how she managed to turn a single act of kindness into more than
200,000 of them. >> it's a wonderful tribute to stephanie. >> reporter: stephanie is janet's daughter. in december of 2000 stephanie and her younger sister lindsey were in a car crash on highway 50 on their way to lake tahoe. stephanie died. lindsey was seriously injured. janet raced to the hospital, not leaving lindsey's bedside for days. not even to eat. >> and i stood up to get out of the way and almost fainted, and a nurse had me sit in a chair outside of the room, left and came back with her sandwich in her hands and said take a few bites. and i will never forget that feeling of somebody doing something so nice in the face of just a horrific time. >> reporter: inspired by that nurse's gesture, janet began filling snack bags for patient's families and delivering them to
a local hospital. >> i absolutely thought that it was just be one hospital. i thought -- i never thought it would grow like it did. >> reporter: the network of care is what it has all grown into, delivering snack bags now to 60 hospitals around the bay area. more than 200,000 finding their way into families' hands over the years. >> knock knock. >> this social worker at ucf children's hospital in oakland has delivered more than a few to some very grateful parents. >> they're just like, great. oh, my gosh, this is a life saver. >> reporter: janet says when you're a parent of a sick or injured child, the last person you think of is yourself. good for all of them then that there are some out there happy to do it for them. >> the lesson i learned and from
that day was we can always do something to help somebody else in need. >> as network of care has changed, one thing has not. the bags. they're always purple, stephanie's favorite color and there's always a butterfly on them, her favorite too. garvin thomas. >> we're going to have more on breaking news today about the death of all-star baseball player jose fernandez. plus -- >> this election, i believe, is going to test this system to its full extent, a system that relies on a diet of spare parts and software patches. >> concerned about vulnerable election systems used this november. we investigate the machines you'll use to vote and we talk to california's secretary of state about what he's doing to make sure the election is not hacked.
that is san jose's communication hill looking sunny and cool. anthony slaughter is here to say we're going to get a lot more sunshine but not much more cool in our forecast. >> no. in fact, we're headed the opposite direction. we have a spare the air alert, a heat advisory, and we have to keep in mind with this heat we have red flag fire warnings so fire danger is heightened. the north bay is where it will be the most successive. the orange shading there you see the heat advisory in effect for the entire bay area later on this afternoon. temperatures are not so bad right now as you're trying to get outside and enjoy some cool, refreshing air, do it now. once we hit lunchtime we're looking at temperatures in the 80s. afternoon highs 95 today for san jose. 98 for livermore. gilroy, 97. 80s from san francisco to half moon bay, even down towards santa cruz. tomorrow temperatures are even hotter, and then we start a gradual cooling trend as we get closer to october.
>> start to feel like fall vent. >> yes. a tragedy this morning from the world of major league baseball to tell you about. jose fernandez, the 24-year-old pitcher for the miami marlins, confirmed dead this morning after a boating accident. the u.s. coast guard says fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off miami beach this morning. the marlins released a statement today saying they are devastated by the loss, and they have canceled today's planned baseball game against atlanta. move on to a developing story in washington state now where a tip from the public led to the arrest of a man wanted for shooting and killing five people in a macy's department store. 20-year-old arcan cetin was taken into custody last night as he walked along a street in the city of oak harbor. police say he was not armed and did not say a word to those arresting him appearing, quote, zombie-like. he is accused of killing a
teenage girl, three women, and a man. the terror unfolded at the cascade mall north of seattle. >> i'm not going to rule out anything at this point because we're only 24 hours into what it is, and we've just got him into custody from there. now, i don't want to say that from an alarm indianapolist stat we're thinking it's one thing or another. it's just too early to tell. >> 16-year-old girl killed in the shooting survived childhood cancer only to be shot and killed by cetin. we will continue to update this story across our digital platform. now to continuing coverage of the unrest in charlotte. there were more protests overnight after police released new video of the controversial shooting. chanting in unison, hundreds of protesters poured into the core of the city for a fourth consecutive night. after the shooting death of keith lamont scott. we've got police dashcam video showing officers encountering the 43-year-old scott.
officers were in the area to serve a search warrant on another person when they say they saw scott in possession of marijuana and a gun. the video appears to show scott exit his car and back away with his hands down. officers say he had a weapon and would not drop it. that's when shots were fired. the images are setting off a firestorm in the scott family. >> we are left with far more questions than we have answers. >> in the spirit of transparency, you're going to get everything that we can deb liver. >> charlotte police body cams shows a storm of officers over scott putting his arms behind his back. the police chief decided to only release portions of the video he deemed relevant. the department also released pictures of marijuana, an ankle holster, and a loaded gun, evidence, they say, was recovered at the scene. we have new details this morning about a lengthy and tense standoff in civic center plaza. a standoff san francisco police say ended peacefully. officers say it started when a suicidal man called 911 at noon
on saturday threatening to hurt himself and police officers he came across. investigators say they initially thought he was armed with a semiautomatic handgun but later determined it was an airsoft gun. blocks around civic center and u.n. plaza were evacuated as a precaution. police used time and distance to de-escalate the situation and negotiators worked to calm the man and get him to surrender. >> if the person uses a weapon and engages on the officer, the officer only has a split second to make that decision. if the officer has that moment to take a step back and wait and figure out what we need to deal with, then we'll use that. >> the man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. this comes as the department is under scrutiny for use of force and pushing reforms. police on the peninsula say they need help trying to identify a man who tried snatching a woman's purse in a grocery store parking lot. investigators say this man got out of a maroon honda crv and
demanded a 62-year-old woman hand over her purse at a safeway in belmont wednesday. the incident happened just after 8:00 in the morning. the woman says she immediately turned around and ran into the store. the suspect got back into the car, which was being driven by another person. police have since recovered the honda which they say was stolen, but still no sign of the suspect. bay area political icon and activist rose pak was laid to rest yesterday. st. mary's cathedral in san francisco was filled with people touched by her legacy. the chinese immigrant was well known for being the voice of chinatown, and when she spoke the powerful listened. politicians and community members talked fondly of pak including former san francisco mayor willie brown. pak was lauded for a long list of accomplishments including helping to develop the central subway which will connect chinatown to south of market. >> over the years you've seen her touch everything in the community, and whatever she touched, she made it better for the chinese community.
>> pak died last sunday at the age of 68 from natural causes. she had recently had a kidney transplant. to have decision 2016 and one day until the first presidential debate and a boost for hillary clinton. "the new york times" announced it is endorsing the democratic presidential candidate. the newspaper's editorial board said the moment is rooted in respect for clinton's intellect, experience, and courage, and her record of service. the endorsement is in this morning's edition of the "new york times." meanwhile, donald trump coming off new support announced friday from former rival ted cruz at a rally in virginia last night. trump's campaign advisers say he's not doing a lot of extra preparation for monday's debate. experts say that has worked for him and his unpredictability could be part of his strategy to throw clinton off. the first debate will air tomorrow evening live on nbc. lester holt is the moderator. we'll bring you continued
coverage on air and on our website, nbcbayarea.com, throughout the day. it is happening all the time. companies and people hacked. how about the election? stephen stock discovered just how vulnerable our voting systems really are. >> reporter: the fbi and president obama have both issued warnings that this year's election could be vulnerable to hackers. we found proof that, in fact, those are legitimate concerns, but what worries the xerexperts talk with the most doesn't even require a real attack. >> we still do not know the outcome of yesterday's vote. >> reporter: it wasn't all that long ago that a major national election hung on a doubt. >> we need somebody in office that will tell the truth. >> reporter: computers were bilbil billed as the answer to the hanging chad debacle when voters cast their ballot this november they will use the same stments purchased by county after all
those problems with the 2000 election. but with cyber threats more sophisticated than ever, there's widespread concern that those old systems are now vulnerable. >> we continue to be concerned about elections. >> reporter: gregory miller co-founded a silicon valley nonprofit behind trust the vote project. the group was organized to develop secure, transparent, and user-friendly operating systems to run future voting machines. >> this election, i believe, is going to test this system to its full extent a system that relies on a diet of spare parts and software patches. >> reporter: don't believe these machines can be hacked right now in then talk to dr. matt bishop who, with his graduate students at uc-davis' computer science department, did just that. >> weste were able to compromis the security of the machines fairly quickly. >> reporter: back in 2007 he was asked by california secretary of state to lead a team of faculty and grad students to test the security of three electronic
voting systems. >> i would say it was not particularly hard. the students were able to do it fairly quickly. we had 2 1/2 weeks, and given access to the machines we were able to compromise all of them completely. >> reporter: whis team proved the systems vulnerable the secretary of state decertified the machines until additional security watts added. experts say that now a widespread attack that would significantly alter election results would be tough to pull off, but not impossible. >> if there's a failure it won't be because of a systematic hack or widespread compromising of our election systems. it's -- what we hope to avoid is just machines getting old. >> reporter: the current secretary of state does worry about the state's ancient voting machines but not because of their vulnerability to attack, but because they don't offer a great voting experience and tend to wake down. >> reporter: are we vulnerable to being hacked in our election booths? >> california has among the
strictest security standards for voting systemings anywhere in the country. i feel confident in saying this election will not be hacked. >> reporter: secretary pa dena emphasizes by law voting systems in california cannot be connected to the internet. hackers would need physical access to each machine they want to infect. the state also requires each machine generate a paper trail, something a dozen states don't do. >> california is smart enough to require a verifiable paper audit trail so if there's any question about whether the machine count is accurate or not, we always will have paper ballots to go back to to count and recount and recount. >> when the secretary of state here in california says don't worry about it, we've got a paper trail and, again, these are offline, does that give you assurance? >> not completely. it's not possible, i think, to know to the level of being able to say, you know, i guarantee it. i mean, you want to say that. you have to say that. >> reporter: but it isn't a widespread attack on election systems that keeps experts up at night.
they say to wreak havoc in november all it takes is an appearance of a hack. >> you have to hack thousands of voting machines. probably not. probably all you have to do is hack a few and prove that they were hacked. >> reporter: dr. herb lin is at researcher at stanford. he's concerned seeds of doubt are already being sown by some major party candidates. >> nobody here is willing to say, no, not majority is wrong? but they are willing to say, i was robbed, i was cheated. at least one candidate is talking about a rigged election now. >> reporter: experts say part of the problem is that since the year 2000 election, there has not been a crisis to force congress to address these vuler in aekt iss inability issues. they hope this november doesn't become that crisis. it's too late to change anything for now but experts are pushing
to have new systems in place by the next presidential election. secretary padilla told us his biggest fear this year is people simple won't vote. i'm stephen stock, snnbc bay ar. >> thank you. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. stay with us. coming up stanford in a nail lighter with a rival from the south and the giants continue to fight for a spot in the playoffs. we'll show you what happened in extra innings against san diego.
welcome back. it is 7:41 on a sunday morning. we look live outside along embarcadero in san francisco. not far from at&t park which is fitting because we're going to talk some sports right now. it has, as you know, been a tough stretch for the giants and their fans. giants in the thick of a wildcard race, and they desperately needed a win last
night in san diego. let's take you to the action. the padres rallied back from a five-run deficit to send the game into extra innings, but the giants did all the scoring from there. a three-run tenth giving the giants a much-needed win. san francisco now moving into a tie for the top wildcard spot with the mets. one week left to go in the season. to college football now. number seven stanford taking on ucla in southern california. the bruins gave the cardinal all they could handle but stanford scored the winning touchdown with 24 seconds left. they would add another touchdown seconds later returning a fumble with no time left. you're looking at politics, not a cardinal win. more ahead. coming up, the most anticipated presidential debate. presidential analyst larry gerston joins us live with a preview of donald trump versus hillary clinton.
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the first presidential debate will air tomorrow night. we've been waiting for this one. republican nominee donald trump and democrat hillary clinton will clash in an election contest that many observers say is just too close to call. let's bring in nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston now. larry, the big question, i guess, could this actually be yet another turning point in what has been a very topsy-turvy election? >> yeah, absolutely, scott. really for both candidates. look, hillary clinton has lost some of her momentum, and donald trump has had great difficulty expanding his base. what a combination. over the past month or so, we've seen a lot of shadowboxing with no one really scoring many points. that changes tomorrow. each candidate will have an opportunity to impress as many as 100 million viewers. the largest number in debate history. but in reality they will be trying to sway 15 million or so voters who haven't made up their minds. that's the real nut. >> let's talk about the format. how does this work exactly, and
do you think it may favor one candidate or another? >> well, you know, the 90-minute format will be divided into 15-minute segments with different subjects. if the past is any guide, that could help trump. it could help trump because he doesn't like to go deep with any of his answers, but the one-on-one element should be an asset to clinton. why? because she debated bernie sanders five times this way whereas trump was always in a crowd during the 12 republican debates. >> some analysts have said that hillary clinton's goal is it to look more presidential. does this help that or is it maybe trump's chance to look for presidential because they're one-on-one now? >> that's the big unknown. to begin with, we don't know which trump is going to come. if it's trump the counter puncher, well, he will not be well received. if it's trump the person who stayed on message with some of his recent speeches, well, he may look more thoughtful. as for clinton, she'll have her own problems. if it's clinton the policy wonk, she'll either put people to
sleep or possibly appear patronizing, but if it's clinton the empathetic nur tur nurturere will come across as a caring leader. neither candidate is well liked. there's a shocker for you. in this debate though each has the opportunity to reduce those negative impressions. >> you said 15 million people are still on the fence. it's almost hard to believe, but, all right, let's say there are 15 million people still waiting to make a decision. how does each candidate very popular with each side and polarizing with the other side possibly reach fence sitters at this point? >> they both deny it. they both deny it, but the answer is they will do just that. trump needs to build his base as much as possible with whites, particularly college educated whites. as much as possible to offset huge minority blocs likely to be strong for clinton. and clinton needs to reach the millennials who have been leaning disproportionately for folks like gary johnson or jill
stein. these two candidates could hurt her down stream. that's why she has to cut in there. in a close election, as close as this one certainly seems to be, these subsets as we call them could make the difference. >> now that we second screen everything, every gesture, every comment instantly gets mag ifnid on sneaocial media. >> we know the candidates must avoid gaffes. there's some recent doozy. in 1998 george h.w. bush was caught looking at his watch when michael dukakis spoke. democrat al gore in 2000 was caught rolling his eyes in a split screen as george w. bush earnestly spoke. sometimes those are the things that the pundits and viewers remember. those are the moments that sometimes actually outdo the content of the debate. and, finally, this is only,
let's remember, the first, the first of a trilogy. if a candidate flubs it, it won't necessarily be a knock out. we'll have two more. nevertheless, this is a fresh chance for the candidates to make a new first impression at a time when the voters will be watching and listening carefully. and you know what? those first 15 minutes will set the tone for the night. >> and you bring up a point, in history candidates have lost that first debate and then come back and done well. i mean, you mentioned there are three of them. it seems like there's going to be a huge response to all of it i'll bet. >> and case in point, 2012, obama came out and just didn't come to play. romney ran right over him. but the second and third debates, another story. >> you're saying this could be the most watched even though they're so politically divided most of the watchers won't be looking to change their minds or make up their minds. >> for most watchers it's confirmation. yes, this is always the person i thought he or she was. there are about 15 million out there who are really on the fence and those are the ones.
those are the ones who the candidates are going to be speaking to the most and those are the ones the candidates need the most. >> dr. larry gerston, thanks for coming in. you can see the presidential debate tomorrow at 6:00 right here on nbc bay area. lester holt will be the moderator. we've got more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, calling all coders. why a hack-a-thon in silicon valley hopes to draw a different crowd this weekend. and heat advisory goes into effect this afternoon. the reason for it, hot temperatures across the bay area. we have a spare the air alert and a red flag fire warning to talk about. we're back after this.
welcome back here on this sunday. 7:53 the time. want to start you off with our sky camera network. we have clear skies. if you're getting up and out the door, you'll need that jacket this morning. not as cold the past previous mornings. 61 in san francisco. we have sunshine across the entire bay area. look at our high temperatures later on this afternoon. we're talking 98 degrees today for the tri-valley. 9. f 9 for the south bay. highs in the upper 80s in san francisco. heat advisory in effect for it's entire bay area. we have red flag fire warnings in effect until 7:00 this afternoon. the heat advisory goes in effect around noon and will remain into effect until this evening.
two days of extreme heat and it's basically for pofolks who have to work outside. you definitely are urged to take frequent breaks up to 70 minutes at a time. the reason being, we have high pressure in control. that creates that storm track to our north and it also creates sinking air which warms very quickly. so we do have a spare the air alert in effect for today. unhealthy air quality most likely across the south bay and the east bay. everywhere else we'll be looking at moderate air quality. the culprit because of high pressure that creates that sinking air. you get clockwise rotation around the center and that drives the winds offshore and keeps the fog out to the ocean, so we'll be looking at high pressure eventually over the next couple of days kind of backing off, sliding off towards our south and west, and that's going to allow for cooler weather to slide in. it's not going to be until about thursday or friday though when we start to see that cooler weather. again, for today we're talking upper 90s for inland valleys. even monterrey, the coastline, we'll be looking at temperatures in the 80s. tomorrow look how warm it gets
across the central valley. 100 for fresno, bakersfield, same deal. tuesday we begin our gradual decline but it will still be warm. 90s for those inland valleys. again, today's highs really uncomfortable, especially if you don't have air conditioning. if you have thea ac, it's goin to be working overtime today. gilroy up to 97. livermore, you will be at 98. if you're headed to the beach, it will be warm there as well. even pushing 90 for places like santa cruz and san francisco. the seven-day forecast gets us a little warmer. we'll see temperatures peak tomorrow and then we begin our gradual decline. look at next weekend. talking 70s returning to the inland valleys and maybe more clouds as we welcome in october. even in san francisco, scott, we're going to be looking at temperatures today pushing 90 degrees. same deal for tomorrow, and then we begin a gradual cooldown, especially for next weekend. and this is a time of year when
we start talking about our beach days being numbered because any other weekend we could be seeing rain, especially as we get into october. so we'll be watching that as rainy season gets going. looking at some of the long-range models, it looks like the first week of october we could see our first big rain. >> it's almost like fall has been pushed off by a little extra burst of summer. >> this typically happens when the seasons change. it takes a little longer especially in california because we rarely see a long winter. >> anthony, thank you very much. >> yeah. moving to tech and no computer science background? no problem. that's what one south bay school says. northeastern university silicon valley hosting a free coding class for the public in san jose. the goal is to get people excited about computer science even if they don't have a degree in the high-tech field. >> notion is that if you expose them to just a little bit and they see that they have some of the capabilities with just two or three hours in the classroom to learn some of the basics,
maybe we can introduce them to the field. >> the class was targeted to women and minorities because they're not typically recruited into the tech industry. this morning even giants fans have to pay their respects. hall of fame baseball broadcaster vin scully will call his final game at dodger stadium. this is from friday night. an emotional ceremony in his honor. he got a three-minute standing ovation and then scully and his wife took the field. he spent 67 years behind the microphone calling more than half of every dodger game ever played. the 88-year-old scully will retire after calling one last giants/dodgers game next sunday at at&t park. he wraps it up here in the bay area. >> very cool. >> thank you for making us a part of your morning. a programming note, no 5:00 or 6:00 tonight. instead, we will be broadcasting sunday night football, sports sunday prime follows the game. then a special edition of nbc bay area news and we'll be back on at 11:00. thanks for watching.
one day away from perhaps the most watched debate in american history. >> i'm going to be very respectful of her. >> you have to be prepared for wacky stuff that comes at you. >> will they about the moment that determines who will become the next president? donald trump adviser general mike flynn and the hillary clinton chairman both join me live. plus debate prep school. one moment can change everything. >> i can't. the third one i can't. sorry. oops. >> how the presidential candidates plan to knock their opponents off stride. i will talk to two former campaign managers who have been inside the war room before. also, how does a man who says this about donald trump -- >> this man